Global News Coverage of Failed Groundbreaking for Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)


Global news coverage of the failed groundbreaking for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), which occurred on October 7, 2013, provides an unprecedented opportunity to inform the world that Hawaiʻi is occupied by the United States. Exploding the Revisionist History of Hawaiʻi invites all members of this group to do an Internet search for “tmt groundbreaking” and regularly participate in the comment sections of these articles—especially from news media outside of Hawaiʻi—to help educate the world about the prolonged and illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom by the United States since August 12, 1898. If you were to make one online reply each day, that would add up to 365 replies per year. Imagine if we all did that?

News media outside of Hawaiʻi providing coverage so far, include:

*AAAS – The American Association for the Advancement of Science
Protestors greet opening ceremony for Hawaii telescope | Science/AAAS | News.

*ABC News
*Associated Press
*BayArea Indymedia
*Big News Network
*Canada Journal
*Crazy Engineers
*Doubtful News
*The Ecologist
* | Erie Times-News
*The Huffington Post
*International Business Times,
*Los Angeles Times
*New England Public Radio (
*Newser, Newswise, NEWSWORKS
*North Country Public Radio
*NVO News
*The Register
*SBS News
*Science Recorder
*Sky & Telescope Magazine
* The Times of India
*UC Santa Cruz
*The Washington Times
*Washington Post

[I will provide a live link for each entry as time permist. Check back later. Mahalo nui to Keokani!]

via (7) Keokani Marciel – #stoptmt #maunakea #tmt #thirtymeter….

From: All Hawaii News:

Native Hawaiians, other protesters, block Thirty Meter Telescope ceremonies:


A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony came to an abrupt end before it could really get underway Tuesday because of protesters who oppose plans to build one of the world’s largest telescopes near the summit of a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians. Associated Press.

Protesters who say the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope doesn’t belong on Mauna Kea blocked access to the summit for more than an hour Tuesday, disrupting groundbreaking for one of the world’s largest optical observatories. Star-Advertiser.


A groundbreaking ceremony for what will be one of the world’s most advanced observatories was disrupted Tuesday by Native Hawaiian protesters and others opposed to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. More than 50 protesters blocked access near the mountain’s summit and greeted vans carrying dozens of attendees from five countries with chants and hula. Tribune-Herald.

What was meant to be a moment of pride for the University of Hawaii and Hawaii astronomy, turned into a spectacle revealing the deep animosity among those who consider Mauna Kea a sacred mountain. Hawaii News Now.

Protesters disrupted a groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony for the construction of one of the world’s largest telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea Tuesday. KITV4.

The price tag for the building of a 30-meter telescope on Mauna Kea is $1.4 billion, and it has been seven years in the making, but it literally ran into a roadblock Tuesday on Hawaii Island. KHON2.

TMT groundbreaking ceremony blocked. Demonstrators have blockaded the Mauna Kea access road to protest the Thirty Meter Telescope project, which was set to break ground today. Hawaii Independent.

via All Hawaii News: Native Hawaiians, other protesters, block Thirty Meter Telescope ceremonies, heat is on Ige in gubernatorial battle, voter registration up, plans to name beach for Obama dropped, Hawaii could net $13M from marijuana sales, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands.

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